Archive for July, 2014

WEMon: July 14, 2014 – The Little Annoyances of Marriage

July 15, 2014

A haiku is like a gem

July 11, 2014

Old Pond Comics

by Jessica Tremblay

A haiku is like a gem: you can find one in the dirt – if you’re lucky – but if you call it “Preeeecious!” people will look at you weird.

Most haiku are “diamonds in the rough” that need a lot of work to become jewels.

If you’re not sure what they’re worth, you can have them evaluated: the bad ones don’t sparkle in the light and, sometimes, the good ones are fake copies.

One thing is sure, once they’re out there, they lose their value: you can’t reuse them or pass them to someone else.

But isn’t that the whole point anyway, to find one that’s unique? So it’s no surprise that both haiku and gems can be used to ask someone to marry you.

 the candy gone

she keeps the ring –

puppy love

(This article was written in response to the NaHaiWriMo prompt

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Reminds me of the Story Tikki Tikki Tembo

July 8, 2014


This photo was also taken at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA.

Cee’s Oddball Challenge

July 8, 2014

Sculpture at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, CA

In the Dark

July 2, 2014







listen dear
do you hear that noise?
not exactly a bee’s bumbling
more a benign bear’s growl
a bassoon out of tune
followed by a hiss
a hoot owl’s croupy cough
is it the greedy grunt of a ravenous pig?
the snorts of a wild boar’s nose
pressed to fecund forest floor?
whatever it is
that eruption at the door
please turn on the light
i can’t take it anymore
oh my god!
it’s granny’s snore